Samsung is content on releasing more Android tablets despite that pending legal spat with Apple. However J.K. Shin, the head of Samsung’s mobile division, said that “We’ll continue to work with Android on future tablets,” The Wall Street Journal quoted.
Samsung is set to release its Honeycomb-driven Galaxy Tab tablet in June in two sizes: a 10.1-inch model matching the iPad’s entry-level price and a smaller 8.9-inch variant.
Their svp of sales and marketing Younghee Lee added:
Android is the fastest-growing platform and the market direction is headed toward Android so we’re riding the wave. When there’s a market need for our own software, we’ll consider it but that’s not our plan at the moment.
he company is aiming to ship about 72 million smartphones and 7.5 million tablets this year versus an IHS iSuppli-estimated 39.7 million iPads in 2011.
Samsung is in talks to create a tablet that’ll run on 4G/LTE wireless networks with Shin saying, “The 4G race has already begun. All carriers are coping with high data traffic with the availability of tablets and without 4G service, it’ll become increasingly difficult to cope.”
When asked to comment on pending lawsuit with Apple, Shin responded:
“We didn’t copy Apple’s design. We have used many similar designs over the past years and it [Apple’s allegation] will not be legally problematic.”
Despite such a cautiously-worded statement, Shin “suggested the scale of the lawsuit could grow”, author Yun-Hee Kim wrote in the Journal report.